Friday, June 20, 2008

60 years on: Mini-liveblog

Bob Harris and Mark Ellen are currently on Today, in a feature marking the 60th anniversary of the long-playing record.

"Lily Allen I think of as an MP3 file artist" observes Mark, pointing out that the production cycle of the music industry is starting to move away from being dominated by the write album - record album - tour album scheme.

Bob is enthusing over the aesthetics of vinyl - especially over shellac, but he introduced someone to his record collection with the words "welcome to obsolesence".